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Hollins College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

48.4%
Admission Difficulty for Hollins University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Hollins College? The school has a 48% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,375 out of 2,842 applicants were admitted making Hollins College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Hollins University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1180-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Hollins University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Hollins University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Estimated Average SAT 1270
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hollins University?

Hollins University typically requires applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hollins University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >61%
1270 to 1360 Avg + 48%-61%
1180 to 1270 Avg - 35%-48%
1090 to 1180 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 1090 Low <24%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
37%
ACT Scores for Hollins University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Hollins University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 28
Estimated Average ACT 25
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Hollins College?

Admission data indicates that Hollins College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hollins University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hollins University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >64%
25 to 28 Avg + 48%-64%
23 to 25 Avg - 38%-48%
21 to 23 Reach 28%-38%
Less than 21 Low <28%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Hollins University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hollins University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Hollins College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Hollins University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 8% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

54% of Hollins University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hollins University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 24%
Top 25% of class 54%
Top 50% of class 83%
Bottom 50% of class 17%
Bottom 25% of class 2%

Admission Statistics

Hollins University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,842 0 2,842
Accepted 1,375 0 1,375
Acceptance Rate 48% ? 48%
Enrolled 155 0 155
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% ? 11%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
72

Applicants have 72 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Hollins College before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hollins University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Hollins University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hollins University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=232308 IPEDS survey data for Hollins University.